LCD displays brought significant improvements to the world of video viewing and provided useful things to life that were previously impossible. The lightweight construction of this micro circuitry, presented products anyone could afford to buy. Most individuals were on their way to a portable personal assistant. A brief look at the history of these technological wonders is presented below.

Pocket calculators were among the first devices to implement LCD displays and allowed people to keep their checkbooks balanced, even when away from home or office. Some of these gadgets were solar powered and all it took was an indoor light bulb to power them. Wristwatches quickly followed as they brought science fiction dreams into reality. Dates, times and reminders were a push button process that required a tiny battery.

Mobile devices with LCD displays became an easy item to carry conveniently in a pocket of coats and trousers. This made it possible to receive phone calls while away from home and color screens allowed coding activities to assist with instant identification of the next task on the To Do list. A small keyboard made texting popular and a new language of interaction developed.

Automobiles were unable to escape the advancements in technology and LCD displays replaced mechanical dials and meters. Dashboards became and experience that offered the imagination an opportunity to delve into the possibilities of flying a spaceship. The digital car clock improved with liquid crystal monitoring that was a fast glance away from oncoming traffic.

Television was no longer a tube type monitor. Pixels became tiny embedded crystals with mysterious abilities to change colors for high definition fast action movies, sports, and televisions viewing. A pixel is not a word derived from Pixies, although both of them seemed filled with magical capabilities to provide vivid colors. Clarity became a term used in digital information instead of an exercise in mind control and self-improvement.

Video advertising freed itself from the prison of home entertainment systems built into heavy wooden boxes. Outdoor signage caused new activities for people driving to work as they watched colorful messages dance across the big screen. Rush hour traffic changed to an almost enjoyable experience while watching the electronic marquis as it painted weather reports, news headlines, and reminders of upcoming events.

Scoreboard keepers found other jobs when LCD displays brought instant updates of sports scores. Fast action joined forces with fast results and no human muscle cells self-destructed in the couriering of results from the panel of judges to the announcers. Digital signs posted scores at speeds faster than ever before while instant replays happened without mechanical devices creating the delay rewind to precise moments in time.

LCD displays are also available with USB powering. The energy efficiency ratings surpass previous expectations and assist in lowering utility bills. About the time touch screen became old-fashioned 3D video brought virtual worlds to computer games for people all across the globe. There is certain to be more details to follow in this technology that continues to develop.

Author's Bio: 

Alex Stein is a computer programmer and technology consultant. For more information about LCD displays and contract manufacturing, visit www.allshore.com.